By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
WEST GREENWICH â€“ The day after Cris Lopez moved to West Greenwich from Providenceâ€™s inner city, his former house was targeted in a drive-by shooting. The attackers returned and broke in, climbing through his bedroom window.
â€śIf we were still there, I would be dead,â€ť he says. â€śItâ€™s so much safer here.â€ť
He has blossomed at Exeter-West Greenwich High School in the ensuing five years, becoming a star on the undefeated soccer team and a very popular guy who calls himself â€śa social butterfly.â€ť
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